Activist investor Cevian Capital has taken a €1.2bn stake in UBS, and Nippon Steel has agreed to buy US Steel in a $14.9bn deal. Plus, the FT’s Josh Gabert-Doyon takes us to the English town of Widnes and discusses what the destruction of fossil fuel infrastructure means for local citizens.

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Activist Cevian places €1.2bn bet on UBS

Nippon Steel agrees to buy US Steel for $14.9bn

The Fiddler’s Ferry blast that will reshape a town’s identity

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